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Some Wonderlic research that I thought you guys may like to see:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

I know that the Wonderlic isn t everything, but some interesting facts about past Super Bowl QBs. A lot of guys have scored high as well and didn t make it. So what is the right combination?? Arm Strength, Athleticism, Knowledge/Experience of the Game, Foot Speed , Size, Willingness to Work at the Game, Leader of Men


Wonderlic Scores from past 5 Superbowl QBs:


Tom Brady 33

Peyton Manning 28

Eli Manning 39

Drew Brees 28

Rex Grossman 29

Donovan McNabb - 16

Matt Hassleback 29

Ben Roethlisberger - 25

Jake Delhomme Could not find


Current Falcons:

Chris Redmon 16

Joey Harrington 32


Potential 2008 Quaterbacks

Brian Brohm 32

Matt Ryan 32

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Chad Henne 22

Joe Flacco - 27


Past Draft Highly Thought Of QBs

Jamarcus Russel 24

Brady Quinn 29

Jay Cutler 26

Matt Leinart - 35

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Compiled from various sources

Matt Ryan 28/32 (not 32...)

Brian Brohm 32/45

Joe Flacco 27/24/30

Matt Flynn 26/38

Josh Johnson 15/24

Andre Woodson 14/20

Chad Henne 22

Sam Keller 21/34

Chris Johnson 10/29

Tashard Choice 21/27

Justin Forsett 21/35

Lex Hilliard 24/50

Danny Woodhead 29/38

Matt Forte 18/25

Owen Schmitt 24/30

Jerome Felton 28/41

Andre Caldwell 8/14

Josh Morgan 19/26

Early Doucet 20/28

Keenan Burton 14/30

Harry Douglas 11/28

D.J. Hall 15/24

Luke Swan 25/34

Arman Shields 14/25

Donnie Avery 14/33

Jerome Simpson 17/23

Lavelle Hawkins 17/23

Tim Bugg 28/40

Joey Haynos 23/26

Martin Rucker 23/28

Jacob Tamme 34/34

Jake Long 26

Duane Brown 29/32

Devin Clark 11/29

Roy Schuening 26/45

Steve Justice 19/27

Jeff Otah 28/16/35

John Greco 28/36

Mike McGlynn 19/32

Chad Rinehart 35/42

Kory Lichtensteiger 29/36

Sam Baker 27

Chris Williams 32/31/37

Heath Benedict 28/39

Godser Cherilus 25/50

Brandon Albert 23

Mike Pollak 24/34

Ryan Clady 13

Quentin Groves 25/38

Darrell Robertson 30/33

Brian Johnston 16/31

Kenny Iwebema 22/28

Chris Ellis 14/22

Chris Long 34/45

Wallace Gilberry 17/50

Glenn Dorsey 21/26

Red Bryant 17/20

Carlton Powell 34/43

Kendall Langford 17/33

Xavier Adibi 13/20

JoLonn Dunbar 20/32

Spencer Larsen 25/33

Jerod Mayo 26

Vince Hall 14/23

Keith Rivers 16

Beau Bell 14/18

J Leman 31/34

Ezra Butler 17/26

Ali Highsmith 7/13

Philip Wheeler 29/42

Antoine Cason 16/28

Tracy Porter 4/23

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 19/38

Leodis McKelvin 13/34

Chevis Jackson 15/30

Charles Godfrey 11/28

D.J. Parker 13/28

DeJuan Tribble 18/33

Travis Williams 4/19

Terrence Wheatley 21/38

Simeon Castille 19/30

Jamie Silva 29/37

Corey Lynch 31/41

Thomas DeCoud 24/36

Kenny Phillips 16

Jermaine Moye 15/32

Taylor Mehlhaff 27/45

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The Wonderlic Personnel Test is an intelligence test primarily known for being administered to prospective employees for the purposes of recruitment, placement, development and retention.[1] The Wonderlic is a twelve-minute, fifty-question exam to assess aptitude for learning a job and adapting to solve problems for employees in a wide range of occupations. The score is calculated as the number of correct answers given in the allotted time. A score of 20 is intended to indicate average intelligence (corresponding to an intelligence quotient of 100; a rough conversion is accomplished via the following formula: IQ = 2WPT + 60). A new version was released in Jan, '07 called the Wonderlic Personnel Test - Revised. It contains updated questions more appropriate to the 21st century.



[edit] Use in NFL

The Wonderlic test has become best known for its use in NFL pre-draft assessments of prospective football players.

This assessment roughly corresponds to examples from Paul Zimmerman's The New Thinking Man's Guide to Pro Football. According to Zimmerman, examples of average scores for each position are:

Ryan Fitzpatrick, a Harvard graduate like McInally, had also been rumored to have scored a perfect score of 50, in only nine minutes.[2] However, he later claimed to have left at least one of the 50 answer spaces blank [2], leading the media to question his perfect score.[3] The Wall Street Journal later reported that Fitzpatrick's actual score was 38 (still considered excellent), but that Fitzpatrick's claim of completing the Wonderlic in only nine minutes was accurate.

[edit] Average scores for ordinary people

While an average football player usually scores around 20 points, Wonderlic, Inc. claims a score of at least 10 points suggests a person is literate [3]. Furthermore, when the test was given to miscellaneous people of various professions, it was observed that the average participant scored a 24. Examples of scores from everyday professions included:

[edit] Sample questions

Similar to other standardized tests, the Wonderlic Test presents its questions in an open response and multiple choice format with increasing difficulty. For example, a simple question may ask a participant to observe a set of words, and select one that is irrelevant to the others. In addition, the test may require one to solve a word problem by utilizing various algebraic and geometric techniques [4].

A fan-made abbreviated version of the test is available [5]. While the test is not nearly as complex as the original Wonderlic Test, it follows most of the same concepts. After finishing the test, one can compare one's results with those of NFL players.

A condensed version of the Wonderlic test appears in newer editions of the Madden NFL video game series. The Madden version of the test plays a major role during the "Super-Star" portion of the game, to add a deeper sense of realism to the game.[citation needed]

The Weston Review published a guide that took a mutually exclusive, collectively exhaustive approach to deconstruct the elements of the test items in the Wonderlic.

[edit] Criticism

In the "Stop and Frisk Night", an episode of The Awful Truth hosted by Michael Moore, usage of the test in selecting people for jobs is criticized after a police applicant was turned down for scoring too highly. The show culminated with Moore offering the man a job as a security guard for his staff, telling him, "we appreciate your intelligence" and having him solve a square root on camera.

[edit] References

  1. ^ Wonderlic Personnel Test. Retrieved on 2007-07-03.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Ivy League Sports

[edit] External links

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the only thing the test does is raise a red flag if someone scores very low. vince young i believe scored a six on his first try and got the 16 on his second, that should of been a concern and i think after watching his development its true

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nick h (3/27/2008)
the only thing the test does is raise a red flag if someone scores very low. vince young i believe scored a six on his first try and got the 16 on his second, that should of been a concern and i think after watching his development its true

The "rumor" about Young scoring a 6 on his 1st try is probably true.  What is seldom mentioned with this rumor was there were problems with everyone who took the test in his group and the entire group had to be retested.

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hawkeyes (3/27/2008)
Can anyone get all 50 questions right on this test?  Looks like no one scores in the 40s or even mid 30s on this thing.  The highest scores equate to C+.  Matt Ryan went to BC and can only score C-

Pat McInally supposedly scored a 50 in the mid 70's. 

The thing about these tests that everyone seems to miss is you have 12 minutes to answer all 50 questions.  That's about 15 seconds per question.  It's very rare that someone even answers all 50 questions. 

The intent of the test is to expose not only how clear you think but how fast you can think correctly. 

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